From research to industry
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
Discover the main research areas on which the CEA works.
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The CEA publishes various scientific and technical periodicals and videos. Through them, you can discover the CEA’s major research topics and the latest technological innovations produced by its laboratories.
Since it was first set up, the CEA has been involved in transferring scientific knowledge and innovation “from research to industry”. This technological research must enable French and European industry to take full advantage of information technology and biotechnology for health.
The CEA carries out high-level technological research in the field of digital systems, from micro and nanotechnology to their integration in applications through the development of embedded, cognitive and interactive systems, sensors and signal processing tools and data.The industrial applications of this research include health, transport, security and telecommunications.
Biotechnology for health
Research conducted by the CEA in biotechnology for health is firmly rooted in cutting-edge engineering, and its ability to build and operate large research facilities. With the construction of platforms and large shared research infrastructures, the CEA is helping to develop new technologies for health, such as large-scale biology (proteomics, genomics, etc.), medical
imaging and structural biology. These are used to study the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of living organisms.They are also used to further innovation in diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines in areas such as neurological and infectious diseases and cancer.The CEA also studies the possibilities that have been opened up in medicine by micro and nanotechnology and electronics. Their potential is particularly promising in three areas: neurodegenerative pathologies, cancers of the brain and motor impairments caused by lesions (tetraplegia or paraplegia).
Learn about the main european bodies and infrastructures to which the CEA contributes in the field of the technological research for industry.
CEA Tech is the CEA’s “technology research” unit. It covers a broad portfolio of technologies in the areas of information and communication, energy and health.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.